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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 484–510.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Christopher P. Wilson This essay examines three twentieth-century practitioners of the Los Angeles variant of Noir nonfiction: the radical historian and architectural critic Mike Davis; the fiction writer, screenwriter, and journalist Joan Didion; and the novelist, reporter, and memoirist John...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... Moreover, as Lee Quinby, Mike Davis, and I have described in very different ways, there are senses in which contemporary American culture and politics can be seen as oriented by apocalyptic fears and desires, particularly (in my view) in their ambiva­ lent relationships with traumatic historical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... seem to have lost their ability to refer to anything other than themselves. The names o f places and characters— Mike Fallopian, Genghis Cohen, Stanley Koteks, M ucho Maas, Dr. Hilarius, theYoyodyne Corporation, San Narciso— cry out for explication that will ultimately fail to yield any...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2010
... marginal to the debate even as journalists gave vivid testimony to the disastrous politi- cal, social, and ecological trends of the post–Cold War world. Such writers as Robert Kaplan and Mike Davis, ideological opposites, came to adopt an apocalyptic tone as they observed societies in collapse. Yet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 311–327.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... New York: Harcourt, 1970. Carey, John, ed. William Golding: The Man and His Books. London: Faber, 1986. “William Golding Talks to John Carey.” 1965. William Golding: The Man and His Books 171-89. Davis, Mike. Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster. New York: Holt...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 419–447.
Published: 01 December 2008
... that it was “the important novel of the decade” (26) to Mike Gold’s bald declaration that the novel and Dos Passos himself were full of “merde,” reviewers recognized the trilogy as both a new form of the novel and as a novel form of news. Jean-Paul Sartre, for example, observed that “John...